Meet the Class of 2023

Every year, it is an honor to welcome our incoming class to the Muhlenberg College community.

The Muhlenberg Class of 2023 is an extraordinary group of individuals from around the world who arrive on campus with diverse talents, experiences and backgrounds. They come to Muhlenberg to discover new ideas and skills, face new challenges and meet their future. We can’t wait to see all they will accomplish over the next four years. I invite you to learn more about Muhlenberg and picture yourself alongside these exceptional students.

Melissa W. Falk ’92
Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid


Data accurate as of September 4, 2019

Applicants and Enrolled Students

  • Applicants: 4,224
  • Admitted: 2,798
  • Enrolled: 538
  • Percentage enrolled under Early Decision: 37%

Academic Quality

  • Middle 50% Range
  • SAT-R Reading and Writing (EBRW): 580 - 680
  • SAT-R Math: 570 - 660
  • ACT Composite: 26 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.39 on an unweighted 4.0 scale

Financial Aid

  • Percentage of first-year students receiving aid (all sources): 96%
  • Percentage of first-year students receiving grants and scholarships: 95%
  • Total gift and scholarship aid awarded to first-year students: $17.8 million
  • Average gift aid for first-year students: $34,915
  • Average financial aid package for first-year students from all sources: $38,553

Geographic Distribution

The Class of 2023 comes from 24 U.S. states and 6 countries. Domestic breakout:

  • 29% Pennsylvania
  • 26% New Jersey
  • 17% New York
  • 12% New England
  • 6% Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware
  • 4% West
  • 3% Southeast
  • 3% other

Countries represented (includes U.S. citizens living abroad and dual U.S. citizens): China, India, Mexico, South Africa, Rwanda, Vietnam

Other Characteristics

  • Students of color: 19.1% (those who identify as Black or African American; Hispanic; Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; American Indian or Alaskan native; or two or more races)
  • First-generation students: 19.9%
  • Secondary school preparation: 72% public, 28% private/parochial

Academic Interests

  • Arts: 28%
  • Social Sciences: 25%
  • Natural Sciences: 16%
  • Undecided: 12%
  • Interdisciplinary Majors: 12%
  • Humanities: 8%

High School Extracurricular Activities (Involvement – Top 10 Activities)

  • Community Service: 63%
  • Work Experience: 61%
  • Student Leadership: 49%
  • Varsity Athletics: 46%
  • Drama, Theatre: 37%
  • National Honor Society: 34%
  • Religious Organizations: 26%
  • Choir, Chorus, Voice: 24%
  • Intramural Athletics: 22%
  • Academic Club: 21%

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Admissions

Address Muhlenberg College Office of Admissions 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104